I can't begin to tell you what a blessing it's been to work with the wonderful authors involved in the Fall Into Romance collection. I'm going to be chatting with one of these amazing people each week leading up to the release of Fall Into Romance. I hope you enjoy these interviews as much as I have!
Chatting with Stacy Claflin
Lost In Romance
Hi, Stacy! Thanks so much for coming by to chat. I loved your novella, and I know everyone else will, too.
Melanie: Romance, Oregon is a beautiful place with a small-town atmosphere and big personalities. If you could visit Romance yourself, what one shop or person would you want to make sure was on your itinerary?
Stacy: I don’t want to give any spoilers, but at the end of my novella Lost in Romance, a new business is opened and I think it would be a ton of fun to visit.
Melanie: Animals are a big part of the stories that make up our Fall Into Romance compilation. Tell us a little about the critter(s) in your novella.
Stacy: There are several. The first one we’re introduced to is Pookie, a ten-year-old cockapoo who is based on the first pet I ever had. I grew up as an only child, so Pookie was a constant playmate and companion! Later in the novella, we meet some sweet ferrets who help Alisyn out when life doesn’t go the way she expects.
Melanie: Which of the characters in your story do you relate to the most? Why is that?
Stacy: Definitely Alisyn. She loves kids and wishes she was part of a big family, and that’s how I always felt. My first job was babysitting, and then after that, I worked at preschools. After college, I became a nanny! I loved kids and couldn’t get enough of them. My last “job” before becoming a full-time writer was running a home daycare. Even now, I homeschool my kids and love having them around all the time. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Melanie: What’s the most unique pet you’ve ever had?
Stacy: Most everyone would agree ferrets (just like in my novella!) We had five, and they were a lot of fun. I’ve also had hermit crabs and frogs. My uncle owns a pet store that my grandpa opened over 40 years ago, so having pets around is in my blood!
Melanie: What’s your favorite snack food or drink to have on hand when you’re writing?
Stacy: Always coffee! My husband got me a Keurig for my birthday this year, and it was such a wonderful surprise. I joke that coffee is my love language. Since I wake up to write at 4:15 most mornings, caffeine is a must!
Melanie: If you’ve been to Oregon, what did you like best about the state?
Stacy: It’s very similar to my home state of Washington, so I love that it feels like home. The Pacific Northwest has its own unique feel (every region does!) and I love the nature we have—everything from the backdrop of the snowcapped mountains to the ocean to the smaller lakes and beaches. People may complain about the rain, but we wouldn’t be surrounded by the evergreen beauty without it.
Melanie: If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Stacy: A cat. I haven’t had one since high school. They’re the perfect blend of independent and affectionate. I love felines and hope to have another one someday. There’s nothing like curling up with a kitty on a rainy fall day!
Melanie: What do you enjoy most about fall?
Stacy: Although it’s usually hard for me to let go of the summer, I love the brightly colored leaves and cooler weather which tends to go back and forth between chilly and summer-like. There’s so much beauty and such an array of rich colors, it’s hard not appreciate the fall
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Claflin entertains readers in a variety of genres, from paranormal to suspense to sweet contemporary romance. She has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, and as a child would often get into trouble trying to convince friends her wild tales were true. Now she puts her creativity to better use by writing page-turning books that leave readers begging for more.
Lost In Romance
Work is her life. He’s the boss’s son. Will she risk it all for love?
Alisyn has thrown herself into her job to avoid facing her past. It has been perfect so far. And as a bonus, working as a nanny lets her be part of a family that she adores. Her job is perfect until the day her boss’s grown son comes to town and takes her breath away.
The last place Shane Rockford wants to be is at his dad’s house with his new family. He just wants to survive the trip without losing his mind or his temper. After meeting his dad’s nanny, Shane finds a compelling reason to be in Romance, Oregon—Alisyn Bennett.
Dr. Rockford is furious that Alisyn and Shane are going on a date, and he will stop at nothing to keep them apart. Will Alisyn risk her job–her everything–to be with Shane, or will Shane’s father once again ruin his life?
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Lost In Romance by Stacy Claflin is one of ten sweet novellas in the Fall Into Romance collection.
Surround yourself in the romance of the autumn season with 10 heartwarming, sweet novellas from the USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Each story takes you inside the heart of a small town-its people-and features adorable animal friends in need of a forever home. Take a trip to Romance, Oregon, where falling in love has never been easier and happily-ever-after is guaranteed!
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